adnielsen (10384) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - APR 11, 2013
3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Bottle @ home picked up at Wilbur’s Fort Collins. Pours a deep brown/black appearance with a dark brown head. Fairly spicy and resiny hoppy forward, a bit piney, burnt chocolate aroma. Fairly bitter, a bit smoky, very roasty, burnt malty, chocolate, somewhat caramelized malty flavor with a lot of bitterness on the finish along with some pine. Not my favorite but drinkable.
trujahwarrior (510) - Monroe, Washington, USA - APR 7, 2013
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Pours a dark brown color with a thick tan head that leaves awesome lacing. Smells of roasted malt, citrus and pine. Tastes of all the same things with a little chocolate flavor in the aftertaste. Mouthfeel is medium to heavy and slightly chewy with decent carbonation and a dry finish. Pretty good, but kind of average for a black ipa.
zoucrew102 (1203) - - MAR 31, 2013
2.4 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 7/20
Strong hoppy aroma with some roasted malt. Pours very dark brown almost black with very little head.
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mjteeters (37) - Issaquah, Washington, USA - MAR 30, 2013
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Mix pack of 12oz. bottles. Pours dark with a filmy head. Hops and bread come through in the aroma. Tastes of roasted hopes, pine, and a bit of sweetness. Nice lingering after taste.
oRos (1500) - sacramento, California, USA - MAR 22, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
From 12oz bottle. Pours black with white head. Taste is light burnt malts. Nice hop balance pushes threw at the end
rougeau13 (2469) - Richmond, Texas, USA - MAR 16, 2013
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Dark, clear brown with a light beige head. Aroma of roast, pine, and bread. Taste is a little bitter with roasted malt. Medium bodied but kind of thin feeling. Ok
Dogbrick (10883) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - MAR 12, 2013
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Sample at the Seattle brewpub. Dark brown color with some amber around the edges and a medium light beige head that recedes slowly. Stringy lacing on the glass. The aroma consists of toasted malt and hops. Medium body with flavors of piney hops and sweet malt. The finish is malty up front with a short resiny hops aftertaste. Decent overall.
thetmaxx (896) - West Sacramento, California, USA - MAR 10, 2013
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Poured from the bottle. I think I’ve had this on tap at the now defunct Sacramento store.: ( poured dark, brownish reddish. Aroma is of dank hopPS. Thick head and good lacing. Flavour shows the roasted grains in a way that is not reminiscent of most CDAs. This is much different than a CDA. NOT bad at all though just different.
robforbes (2135) - Bremerton, Washington, USA - MAR 10, 2013
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
pours a clear dark brown with a medium size tan head, and good lacing.
smell and taste is of hops and roasted malt. ends just like a dark IPA should hoppy with nice malt.
dfinney23 (2576) - Houston, Texas, USA - MAR 7, 2013
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
Dark and roasty but with a noticeable hop bite -- must be a black IPA. Well, brown anyway. Oddly fizzy.